Crisci Associates, June 27, 2016 Issue #626
(6/27/2016)
* Let’s Try Again Next Week: Senate, House Republicans, Wolf Closer, But Not

The three-legged stool on which Pennsylvania’s budget is built-- Senate Republicans, House Republicans and Gov. Wolf-- was still off kilter this week on key budget issues, so instead of holding members over the weekend while talks continued, the Senate and House went home Thursday.

* Gov. Wolf Outlines Budget Asks, Lists His Compromises To Reach An Agreement

Jeff Sheridan, Gov. Wolf’s Press Secretary, Wednesday sent a memo to reporters outlining the compromises the Governor has made to reach an FY 2016-17 budget agreement and listed his budget priorities.

* New Poll: Pennsylvania Too Close To Call, Clinton 42%, Trump 41%

A new Quinnipiac Poll released Tuesday has Clinton and Trump in a dead heat-- 42 to 41 percent-- with high negatives for both candidates-- Clinton 56 percent unfavorable and Trump 60 percent unfavorable.

* New Poll: Gov. Wolf Gets Negative Approval Rating, Toomey Leads McGinty 49 To 40%

In a new Quinnipiac Poll released Wednesday, Pennsylvania voters give Gov. Tom Wolf a negative 41 to 46 percent approval rating while incumbent U.S. Senator Pat Toomey is leading his Democratic challenger Katie McGinty 49 to 40 percent.

* Political News & NewsClips

Here's a collection of NewsClips from around the state this week on political topics of interest.

* Session Schedule/Governor's Schedule

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House--

* On The Senate/House Agenda

Here are the Senate and House Calendars and Committee showing bills of interest--

* Bills On Governor's Desk

The following bills were given final approval by the Senate and House and are now on the Governor's desk for action--

* Senate/House Bills Moving

The following bills of interest saw action in the House or Senate this week--

* Weeks Ahead

Upcoming meetings, hearings and other events on legislative issues in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.   NEW means new from last week.

* State Employees Retirement System Investments Returned 0.4 Percent In 2015

The PA State Employees’ Retirement System Friday released its 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report detailing the audited financial statements of the system for the year, as well as investment, actuarial, and statistical information.

* Lehigh Carbon Community College Receives Second Chance Student Grants

Gov. Tom Wolf Friday announced Lehigh Carbon Community College is one of four Pennsylvania institutions of higher learning to participate in a national pilot program to allow inmates to access post-secondary education with the goal of helping them get jobs and support families when they are released.

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